Former UFC fighter, analyst Chael Sonnen is sure that Khabib Nurmagomedov finally lost the opportunity to fight with Conor McGregor for the champion belt in lightweight.
"This caused Khabib Nurmagomedov long term effects," Sonnen told ESPN. "I’ll tell you the politics here. Dana White comes back from Russia, announces that he has a new TV deal. 48 hours later, he announces that the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson will be taking on Conor McGregor."
"You don’t need to put on your Colombo rain jacket to realize, Conor McGregor vs the favorite, Khabib Nurmagomedov was going to happen on the debut of the Russian TV deal. It is likely gone! And I believe it goes to Nate Diaz."
According to Sonnen, after the cancellation of the fight with Ferguson, the Russian fighter missed his chance, and he is no longer considered as a contender for the championship fights in this weight class.
Recall that Chael Sonnen is almost the most big trashtalker in MMA, whose words have a big resonance.